When it comes to flawless, glowing skin, chemical peels should be in everyone’s arsenal.
The sun, other products you use, and outside factors can damage your skin, resulting in a dull, acne-prone complexion.
Not only can chemical peels help reduce these and signs of aging, but they help reveal healthy, fresh skin beneath.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels involve a process of applying a chemical solution to the skin in order to slough off the top layer of skin cells and reveal the smooth, healthy skin beneath.
The chemical solutions used are often comprised of different concentrations of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or lactic acids. These are better known as glycolic or salicylic acids.
A medium-depth peel, targeting deeper than just the top layer of your skin, is made up of varying concentrations of trichloroacetic acid, also known as TCA.
How do chemical peels work?
Chemical peels work by effectively “peeling” off the top layer of your skin. This aids in overall skin texture, complexion, acne, and more.
Because the top layer of your skin can become dull and difficult to effectively exfoliate, using a chemical peel can speed up your cell turnover and reveal new, healthy skin much faster.
Are chemical peels safe?
Chemical peels are safe when administered by a trained professional.
Many times, patients attempt a chemical peel by themselves and can harm or damage their skin because they aren’t certain which percentage will give them the best—and safest—results.
Using a chemical peel yourself that is too strong for your skin and in areas of fragility, like around your eyes, can result in unwanted, and sometimes permanent damage.
This is why we only recommend chemical peels through a certified dermatologist.
What are chemical peels best for?
There are a number of areas chemical peels can treat.
Here’s what chemical peels can be used for:
- Signs of aging
- Dull skin
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Acne scarring
- Uneven texture
Chemical peel results
The results of chemical peels vary from person to person and which skin ailment they’re hoping to treat.
Most often, you will find that after a chemical peel, your skin texture will be more even, your skin tone will be bright and even, and any acne scars will be reduced over time, in addition to fine lines and wrinkles being alleviated over time.